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Sous Chef


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This is the crochet version of my knit Ratatouille Hat. The Ratatouille was named by my kids after I finished making the hat. When I put it on they exclaimed, "Mommy, you look like Ratatouille!" Given that they were watching the movie with the same name I totally understood what they meant. Hence, the name Sous Chef for this hat. Not quite the same as the head chef (no pun intended) but still good all the same :-) Size is easily customizable if needed. Simple make the band shorter or longer depending on what size you desire and pick up a multiple of 8 stitches around the brim. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Chain Half Double Crochet Half Double Crochet Two Together Change colors GAUGE Gauge: 5 HDC rows in BLO = 2"; 10 HDC sts = 2"

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: Patons, DK Superwash wool (100% wool; 125 yds [114 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]):; (CA) #12409 Deep Blush, 2 balls. Wisdom Yarns, Poems Silk (75% wool, 25% silk; 109 yds [100 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]); (CB) #802, 1 ball.
  • Hook: G/7 (4mm) or size to obtain gauge.
  • Tapestry Needle

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Marly Bird
Marlaina 'Marly' Bird fled the world of financial services to launch a career in the yarn industry and she hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-crafty girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She is the national spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns, hosts the YarnThing podcast, is the author of Cold Weather Crochet and I Can't Believe I'm Entrelac Knitting, and co-author of Knitting for Dummies, 3rd ed. You've seen her designs in Knitter's Magazine, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, and in the books Knitter's Book of Socks, Unexpected Afghans, Simply Crochet, Lace Yarn Studio, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, and Knitting Plus. Along with her designing and podcast, Marly has a successful YouTube channel where she teaches both knitting and crochet. On top of all that, Marly also has several online classes available with Creativebug and In her spare time, Marly is a wife to a very understanding husband, raises three kids, and because life was not crazy enough--has three dogs. For more about Marly, go to